Visiting Artist Speaker Program presents Janet Werner | College of Arts

Visiting Artist Speaker Program presents Janet Werner

Date and Time


MacKinnon 114


Free Lecture - Everyone Welcome!
Janet Werner is a painter who
se work has focused for many years on the ?ctional portrait. Her recent pain
tings are based on
?gures drawn from popular culture -- fashion models, ?
gurines, dolls and celebrities—icons and archetypes who represent
of innocence and beauty. Divorced from their original settings and recontext
ualized in her work, the “portraits”
become vehicles for an exploration o
f the problematics of desire.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.